13 By night I went out through the Valley Gate toward the Jackal [] Well and the Dung Gate, examining the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire. 30 So I purified the priests and the Levites of everything foreign, and assigned them duties, each to … (S) 13 I put Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and a Levite named Pedaiah in charge of the storerooms and made Hanan son of Zakkur, the son of Mattaniah, their assistant, because they were considered trustworthy. I beat some of the men and pulled out their hair. 11 Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem. 13 On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people and there it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be admitted into the assembly of God,(A) 2 because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired Balaam(B) to call a curse down on them. 15 In those days I saw people in Judah treading winepresses on the Sabbath and bringing in grain and loading it on donkeys, together with wine, grapes, figs and all other kinds of loads. 20 Now the merchants and sellers of all kinds of [b]wares [c]lodged outside Jerusalem once or twice. Nehemiah 13:14 Remember me for this, O my God, and do not blot out my deeds of loving devotion for the house of my God and for its services. (X) Now you are stirring up more wrath against Israel by desecrating the Sabbath.”(Y). Nehemiah 13 Nehemiah’s Final Reforms 1 On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people and there it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be admitted into the assembly of God, 2 because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired Balaam to call a curse down on them. 34:16; Deut. New International Version (NIV). 12 All Judah brought the tithes(R) of grain, new wine and olive oil into the storerooms. Nehemiah 13:17 I rebuked the nobles of Judah and said to them, "What is this wicked thing you are doing--desecrating the Sabbath day? Nehemiah 13:25 I rebuked them and called curses down on them. And I warned them about the day on which they were selling provisions. Mt 21:12-13; Mk 11:15-17; Lk 19:45-46; Jn 2:13-16, S Dt 18:8; 1Ki 7:51; S 2Ch 31:5; S Ne 10:37-39; Mal 3:10, ver 1; S ver 1,S 3; Ex 34:16; S Ru 1:4; S Ne 10:30, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print. Nehemiah 13:4-7 New International Version (NIV) 4 Before this, Eliashib the priest had been put in charge of the storerooms of the house of our God. Here I learned about the evil thing Eliashib(J) had done in providing Tobiah(K) a room in the courts of the house of God. 11 So (P)I contended with the rulers, and said, (Q)“Why is the house of God forsaken?” And I gathered them together and set them in their place. I stationed some of my own men at the gates so that no load could be brought in on the Sabbath day. 17 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, “What evil thing is this that you do, by which you profane the Sabbath day? 8 I was greatly displeased and threw all Tobiah’s household goods out of the room. 26 (AF)Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? (L) 9 I gave orders to purify the rooms,(M) and then I put back into them the equipment of the house of God, with the grain offerings and the incense.(N). (S) 13 I put Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and a Levite named Pedaiah in charge of the storerooms and made Hanan son of Zakkur, the son of Mattaniah, their assistant, because they were considered trustworthy. 21 Then I warned them, and said to them, “Why do you spend the night [d]around the wall? 25 I rebuked them and called curses down on them. He was closely associated with Tobiah,(G) 5 and he had provided him with a large room formerly used to store the grain offerings and incense and temple articles, and also the tithes(H) of grain, new wine and olive oil prescribed for the Levites, musicians and gatekeepers, as well as the contributions for the priests. (AF) 26 Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of Your mercy! 31:11, 12]; 2 Kin. 16 People from Tyre who lived in Jerusalem were bringing in fish and all kinds of merchandise and selling them in Jerusalem on the Sabbath(W) to the people of Judah. 6 But during all this I was not in Jerusalem, (K)for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I had returned to the king. 19 When evening shadows fell on the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath,(Z) I ordered the doors to be shut and not opened until the Sabbath was over. He was closely associated with Tobiah,(G) 5 and he had provided him with a large room formerly used to store the grain offerings and incense and temple articles, and also the tithes(H) of grain, new wine and olive oil prescribed for the Levites, musicians and gatekeepers, as well as the contributions for the priests. (AF) 26 Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Nehemiah 13:22 Then I instructed the Levites to purify themselves and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. (C) (Our God, however, turned the curse into a blessing. I also (AO)assigned duties to the priests and the Levites, each to his service, 31 and to bringing (AP)the wood offering and the firstfruits at appointed times. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Nehemiah 13:1-31 Nehemiah’s Final Reforms 1 On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people and there it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be admitted into the assembly of God, 2 because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired Balaam to call a curse down on them. 29 Remember(AM) them, my God, because they defiled the priestly office and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites. 10 I also realized that the portions for the Levites had (N)not been given them; for each of the Levites and the singers who did the work had gone back to (O)his field. (AC) 24 Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod or the language of one of the other peoples, and did not know how to speak the language(AD) of Judah. I made them take an oath(AE) in God’s name and said: “You are not to give your daughters in marriage to their sons, nor are you to take their daughters in marriage for your sons or for yourselves. Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. Then after certain days I obtained leave from the king, 7 and I came to Jerusalem and discovered the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, in (L)preparing a room for him in the courts of the [a]house of God. 8:3, 8; 9:3; Is. They were made responsible for distributing the supplies to their fellow Levites.(T). All rights reserved worldwide. 7:3, 4]; Ezra 9:2; Neh. Nehemiah 13 New International Version (NIV) Nehemiah’s Final Reforms 13 On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people and there it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be admitted into the assembly of God, 2 because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired Balaam to call a curse down on them. (P) 11 So I rebuked the officials and asked them, “Why is the house of God neglected?”(Q) Then I called them together and stationed them at their posts. Nehemiah’s Prayer 1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant … (C) (Our God, however, turned the curse into a blessing. [Deut. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. Yet among many nations there was no king like him, (AG)who was beloved of his God; and God made him king over all Israel. 25 So I (AD)contended with them and [e]cursed them, struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them (AE)swear by God, saying, “You shall not give your daughters as wives to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons or yourselves. Nehemiah 13 Chapter Parallel Compare 1 On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people and there it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be admitted into the assembly of God, 2 because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired Balaam to call a curse down on them. (Z)Then I posted some of my servants at the gates, so that no burdens would be brought in on the Sabbath day. 8 I was greatly displeased and threw all Tobiah’s household goods out of the room. 23:2; Neh. Nehemiah's Reforms 13 1 On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people and there it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be admitted into the assembly of God, 2 because they had not met the Israelites with food … 2 So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand. (X) Now you are stirring up more wrath against Israel by desecrating the Sabbath.”(Y). 28 One of the sons of Joiada son of Eliashib(AK) the high priest was son-in-law to Sanballat(AL) the Horonite. (AG) He was loved by his God,(AH) and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women. 8 And it grieved me bitterly; therefore I threw all the household goods of Tobiah out of the room. And they were bringing all this into Jerusalem on the Sabbath. 31 I also made provision for contributions of wood(AP) at designated times, and for the firstfruits.(AQ). 14 Remember(U) me for this, my God, and do not blot out what I have so faithfully done for the house of my God and its services. Moreover, in those days I saw men of Judah who had married women from Ashdod, Ammon and Moab. 34:16, [Ex. 29 (AL)Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and (AM)the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites. 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